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Magnentius, 18 January 350 - 10 August 353 A.D.
Magnus Magnentius was proclaimed emperor on 18 January 350 at Autun (Gaul) with support of the army on the Rhine frontier. Constans fled to Spain, where he was assassinated at Castrum Helenae. In the spring 351, Constans' brother Constantius marched West with 60,000 men to remove Magnus Magnentius but it would take more than two years to defeat him. In 352, Constantius II invaded northern Italy in pursuit of the usurper Magnus Magnentius, who withdrew with his army to Gaul. Constantius declared an amnesty for Magnentius' soldiers, many of whom deserted to him. By the end of the year Constantius entered Milan.
heavy maiorina, RIC VIII
Lyons 7 (R), LRBC
II 7, Bastien MM
107, SRCV V
18815, Cohen VII
70, VF, brown tone, small crowded flan
, edge cracks, uneven strike
with weak areas, 1st officina
(Amiens, France) mint, weight
4.310g, maximum diameter
24.7mm, die axis
, 351 - 352 A.D.; obverse
D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG
, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, A behind; reverse VICTORIAE DD NN
AVG ET CAE (victories of our lords, Emperor and Caesar
), two Victories flanking and holding wreath
resting on column, containing VOT V MVLT X
, AMB followed by a branch exergue
Catalog current as of Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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